I visited the lookout on the herd path to climb South Hill.
As noted in a post years ago The Ledges, Marked Energy Lines, Fare ye well--May 11, 2017 Visit this area has always been dear to me:
Ever since I began coming here a decade ago the tree served as a marker: a location with a beautiful view and a reminder that most of the climbing was behind you.
Below is a picture I took in the winter of 2008. Pepper is sitting on the tree with his winter coat on. An orb next to him.
I remember stopping here one Labor Day weekend to take in the view. As I looked out I saw what I thought were three very large orbs on the other side of the gully. Upon closer inspection I realized that they were swarms monarch butterflies--apparently beginning their migration to Mexico.The sad thing is that since that picture was taken wind turbines have been placed on a hill in the distance.
The picture above is of a stone mound with two dimpled, or depressed areas. As you can see it is not in good shape.
I also found a large pile of rubble that covered a couple of Earth Chakras pictured below
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